India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 was organized during 5th – 8th November 2019 at Science City, Kolkata. The four-day event was jointly organised by the Union Ministries of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences as well as Health and Family Welfare in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA).
The theme for this year’s festival is ‘RISEN India — Research, Innovation, and Science Empowering the Nation'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the festival with the message that science should not just be inventive but also innovative and research not just influential but also inspirational. The festival consisted of 28 different events which were organized at various places viz., Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Science City, SRFTI, Bose Institute, IACS & IICB, Kolkata.
MISTIC participated in the events of :
1. State S&T Ministers Conclave (SSTMC)
2. Young Scientists Conference (YSC)
3. Women Scientists & Entrepreneurs Conclave
4. Mega Science, Technology Industry Expo
The Chief Scientific Officer and Member Secretary of Mizoram Science, Technology and Innovation Council (MISTIC), Dr. R.K. Lallianthanga attended the State S&T Ministers Conclave (SSTMC) which was held at Biswa Bangla Convention Center, Kolkata.
MISTIC team which comprised of Mr. Joel Lalbiakkima, Scientific Officer, Mr. John Lalchhuanawma Sailo, Technical Assistant and Mr. R. Vanneihtluanga, Technical Assistant participated in the Mega Science, Technology & Industry Expo held at Science City, Kolkata. For exhibiting items, a stall was provided for all the participants. Here, in this Mega Expo event, various activities undertaken by MISTIC were depicted in pictorial form and some of the remarkable achievements like GI registration and documentation of Mizo traditional cloths (Mizo puan) displayed were the star attraction .
In this Mega Science, Technology Industry Expo, various entrepreneurs, science & technology related producers and manufactures, institutions like IIT, ICMR, etc., showcased their outstanding contribution in science & technology and Industry. Also various branches of Department of Science & Technology like ISRO, DRDO, BRAHMOS, State Council of Science and Technology etc., had an exposure and showcasing of their products and activities which were all eye-catching, worthwhile and interesting for the visitors.
In the Women Scientists
& Entrepreneurs Conclave which was held at Biswa Bangla Convention Center.
Dr. Lalchhandami Tochhawng, Scientific Officer, MISTIC and Vanlalmuansangi,
Scientist, MIRSAC had poster presentation. Dr. Lalchhandami Tochhawng,
Scientific Officer, MISTIC was awarded with the Best Poster Presentation in
research category. Also in the event of Young Scientists Conference (YSC), Mr.
Lalthanpuia, Scientist-B, MISTIC and Mr. Robert Lalchhanhima Sailo, Senior
Scientist, MIRSAC had a poster presentation.
The four-day event, India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 held in Kolkata was concluded on the 8th November 2019.